Funding for a PhD

LUMS Scholarships

A small number of LUMS Studentships will also be available which include a fee waiver and a stipend of approximately £15,000 per annum. Applicants should indicate that they wish to be considered for a Doctoral Studentship on their application form (under the section on proposed source of funding and in the personal statement) so that they can automatically be considered: there are no separate studentship application forms.

These studentships will be available for all the PhD programmes offered by LUMS and for students of any nationality. Awards will be allocated on a competitive basis, which is intended to support promising researchers to undertake their PhD studies in LUMS. Students receiving these studentships will be required to undertake some teaching and/or marking activities.

Eligibility: all students

Deadline for applications: 12 April 2021. Please note if you are planning to apply for an ESRC award the deadline for this is 1 February 2021.

ESRC Awards

Lancaster University forms part of the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP), which offers a large number of studentships covering tuition and providing a living allowance. Details of the provision and funding offered by the NWSSDTP are available on the NWSSDTP website.

Eligibility: all students (The University will fund the difference between the Home and Overseas tuition fee for any successful overseas applicants).

If you are interested in applying for an ESRC Studentship, please contact Sarah Patterson.

Deadline for applications: 1 February 2021

Commonwealth Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships are prestigious awards and are very valuable for international students. They are available on a competitive basis.

Eligibility: overseas students

Departmental Scholarships

Accordion

  • Department of Management Science: STOR-i

    The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistics and Operational Research in partnership with industry (STOR-i) is a collaboration between Lancaster's Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Management Science. STOR-i's goal is the development of international research leaders through a programme in which industrial challenge is the catalyst for mathematical innovation. The Centre's distinctive mission is based on a partnership with several of the UK's leading companies across a range of sectors, including AstraZeneca, BT, IBM, Shell and SSE.

    Further details can be found on the STOR-i website.

  • Department of Management Science: EPSRC

    The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) provides funding opportunities to support world-leading research. We are looking to recruit researchers in the Department of Management Science who will:

    • Be based with the Department of Management Science
    • Be excellent doctoral students with a strong quantitative background (including mathematics, physics, computer science and engineering)
    • Satisfy the UK residency requirement for full EPSRC support (usually met by EU students whose undergraduate studies were in the UK) for PhD study in any area of the department's OR research portfolio.

    Application Details

    To apply you will need to provide your full CV and a covering letter in which you should indicate which area is of interest to you (and why) and some possible topics for research.

    If you are short-listed, we will contact you to put you in touch with potential supervisors for the development of a fuller research proposal. For more information contact Gay Bentinck: e-mail g.bentinck@lancaster.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)1524 592408. Applications will be processed as soon as they are received, and short-listed candidates will be invited to interview.

  • Centre for Transport & Logistics: OR-MASTER

    4-Year PhD studentships in Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Managing Airport Capacity

    “Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Allocating Scarce Airport Resources” (OR-MASTER) is a six-year Programme Grant funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). OR-MASTER aims to develop new mathematical models and algorithms for solving complex, large-scale resource allocation problems, with the ultimate goal of developing innovative decision support capabilities for airport capacity allocation and management. These studentships provide great opportunities for individuals to develop their mathematics/computer science skills while making a contribution to an area of immense importance to society.

    The Programme represents a strong partnership between academia and the air transport industry. Over the six years of the Programme, OR-MASTER will involve close collaboration with a host of international organisations (including airports, air traffic management organisations, airlines, ground handling services providers and global security organisations; international research centres and research networks) that will support the project, providing real-world data, insights and expertise. There will be opportunities to work closely with our partners.

    For further information, please download ORMASTER2021‌.

    The complete application consisting of a cover letter (that includes a statement of your understanding of the project), curriculum vitae, transcripts and a recommendation letter needs to be sent to the indicated contact address.